Mike Redmond doesn't have to worry about job security. According to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, the Marlins announced they extended Redmond's contract through the 2017 season on Sunday afternoon.
Mike Redmond has had his contract extended through 2017, #Marlins announce— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) September 28, 2014
Redmond wasn't signed to an extensive deal when he took the job before the start of the 2013 season, and has led the Marlins to 77 wins heading into Sunday afternoon's contest. Coming off of a 100 loss season, Redmond has helped a young core start to win consistently. Before the Marlins lost Giancarlo Stanton for the season and slowly fell out of the postseason race, Redmond was among the favorites to win the National League Manager of The Year Award.
Signing Redmond to a lengthy extension may be considered one of many steps the Marlins will take this offseason in an attempt to create stability and prove to Stanton they are looking to win consistently. This offseason will likely be the first without some form of a coaching change for Miami. Last winter, Frank Menechino was brought in to help the Marlins' young hitters develop.
While he has been given more depth on the roster, Redmond's decision making has been questioned at times. Redmond is well liked within the organization and, if he continues to progress, could give the Marlins something they haven't had in recent years: coaching stability.